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Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador

Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador

A lizard with a nose that rivals Pinocchio? One of the many fascinating species found recently in the in Amazonian cloud forests is a curious reptile once thought to be extinct. Horned anoles, now commonly known as Pinocchio lizards, are easily identifiable by the...
Deforestation in Brazil Up 28 Percent

Deforestation in Brazil Up 28 Percent

A new interactive online map of global forest loss and gain has been launched by the University of Maryland with the help of Google Earth, allowing viewers to zoom in on forests to a high level of local detail.  Using satellite imagery collected from 2000 to 2012,...
Hundreds of New Species Discovered

Hundreds of New Species Discovered

The World Wildlife Fund reports that at least 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in the Amazon rainforest in just three years. The species include  258 species of plants, 84 fish, 22 reptiles, 18 birds and one new mammal, plus countless insects...
Corruption and Illicit Logging

Corruption and Illicit Logging

The World Bank estimates that every two seconds, an area of forest the size of a football field is clear-cut by illicit loggers around the globe.  Illicit logging is an epidemic, particularly in Peruvian regions of the Amazon where as much as 80% of the areas logging...
Habitat and Species Diversity Recorded by Bernie Krause

Habitat and Species Diversity Recorded by Bernie Krause

The Guardian has published a fascinating article documenting the sounds of natural areas before and after they were disturbed.  Bernie Krause-a musician and naturalist-has spent over 40 years recording the sounds of some of the most pristine environments in the...